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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018
7 -8 June, Melbourne
Melbourne International Singers Festival will be presenting opportunities for School choirs and conductors to work with Richard Gill AO as part of the festival. Adult community choirs will also have the chance to work with Richard in one-on-one masterclasses over the weekend.

Unlocking Musical Potential
8 June, Sydney
A full-day music education professional development course suitable for instrumental and vocal, primary and secondary, classroom and itinerant music teachers.

Regional Arts Victoria, Arts & Education Program
Expressions of Interest close 11 June
Arts & Education aims to inspire young people and develop their creativity, encouraging them to find pathways to become lifelong participants in the arts.

All Girl Electronic
12 June – 4 August, Sydney
Over 8 weeks you’ll be trained and mentored by some of Sydney’s best producers, delving into Ableton Live and learning how to produce your own tracks.

Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop
Applications close 18 June
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra announces a conductor training opportunity, with a focus on female conductors to be directed by Elena Schwarz.

Regional Arts Victoria Grants Info Session
19 June, Wodonga
Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria are hosting arts funding information sessions.

Regional Arts Victoria Grants Info Session
20 June, Bright
Representatives from both organisations will be there to talk to you about funding opportunities, and to answer any questions that you might have.

Art of Music
23 June, Sydney

Presented by Jenny Morris, Art of Music is a unique and dynamic event combining both visual arts and music.

Music Teachers Alan Lane Memorial Workshop
29 June – 1 July, Townsville
Music Teachers’ Association of QLD Townsville and District Branch Inc. proudly presents the 2018 Alan Lane Memorial Workshops.

The Melbourne Sessions
6 July, Melbourne
The Melbourne Sessions is a full day of programming for emerging and mid-career songwriters and composers who want to dig a bit deeper artistically, further develop their skills.

Early Music Workshop
14 – 15 July, Bermagui

At this two-day ensemble workshop you will explore some renaissance dance music and some sacred works both, vocal and instrumental.

Bigsound Music Tech Showcase Program
Applications close 15 July
Bigsound is welcoming applications from existing and emerging music tech companies with products at prototype stage.

I Manage My Music
15 July, location TBC

If you’re releasing new music in 2018, now is the perfect time to get into gear and solidify those plans. This workshop will teach you how.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Mental Health
18 July, City Recital Hall, Sydney
Join researchers Dr Sandra Garrido and Professor Katherine Boydell in an interactive session to experience firsthand how music can affect your mood.

International Film Scoring Summer Program 2018
20 July – 23 July, Bulgaria
Training a new generation of film and visual media composers with Hollywood film composer Christopher Young and Conductor Derek Gleeson, Grammy Winner Andy Hill and more. Places still available.

In Conversation with Mark Opitz
26 July, Canberra
Hear words of wisdom from Mark Opitz, one of Australia’s most successful record producers.

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Memory
9 August, City Recital Hall, Sydney
Join Professor Muireann Irish to explore how the brain responds to music, giving rise to such powerful effects even in the face of advancing pathology. How can we harness music to improve wellbeing and quality of life for those affected by dementia?

This Sounds Like Science: Music And Human Evolution
3 October, City Recital Hall, Sydney
When did the first humans begin to make music? What kind of music did they play? Join anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Darren Curnoe to explore the role music played in the lives of our Palaeolithic ancestors as well as more recent hunters and gatherers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network
Ongoing
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Action Plan is establishing a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network to work in partnership with artsACT to plan and design programs.  Expressions of Interest are now being accepted.

EDGE Inner West Council EOI’s
Ongoing
Inner West Council is taking EOI’s for EDGE Inner West! A series of local activations to support our creative community and showcase their talents. Local community group, business or artist should register their interest.

RESOURCES

Folk Music:
Australia Folk Blogspot – A terrific resource for folk enthusiasts  

Berklee Online
Berklee College Of Music in Boston and is the largest online music school in the world, has announced their first Master’s Degree program for music production and music business.

Contemporary Music:
Anatomy Music Focused Podcast
– A collection of podcasts on Australian contemporary artist and music industry issues

Industry Advice:
Beyond the Stage Podcast

3MBS and Susan de Weger present Beyond the Stage podcast, 30 minute interviews with highly trained musicians who have built successful careers in law, medicine, business and social enterprise. These podcasts will share career stories on how music education is a unique and valuable training for career success in any industry.

Australian Audio Guide
A collaborative endeavour by The Wheeler Centre and Audiocraft, the Australian Audio Guide collates podcasts and radio programs on a variety of topics – food, live storytelling, arts and culture, nature and place, sound art, music, parenting, social issues, and the list goes on. The guide celebrates audio creations with regular interviews, features and listening suggestions.

The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
Open Online
What do children need from education now, and in the future? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health
Free online Course
The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices. The short course run by the University of Tasmania is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.

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